Jake Vanderplas is the director of research in the physical sciences at the University of Washington’s eScience Institute, where his research is primarily in the area of data-driven astronomy and astrophysics. In addition, Jake is a maintainer and/or frequent contributor to many open source Python projects, including scikit-learn, scipy, mpld3, and others. He occasionally blogs about Python, machine learning, data visualization, open science, and related topics at Jakevdp.github.io.
9:00am–5:00pm Wednesday, 10/15/2014
Location: 1 E12/1 E13
Fernando Perez (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley),
Brian Granger (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo),
Andy Terrel (NumFOCUS),
Peter Wang (Anaconda Powered by Continuum Analytics),
Jake Vanderplas (eScience Institute, University of Washington),
Olivier Grisel (Inria & scikit-learn),
Travis Oliphant (Continuum Analytics, Inc.),
Wes McKinney (Two Sigma Investments),
Trent Nelson (Continuum Analytics),
Kayur Patel (Google),
Kester Tong (Google)
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